Keys to the Past

Wood cabin south-east of Catcleugh House (Rochester and Byrness)

This wooden cabin was built in about 1891 as part of a shanty town called 'Newcastle'. There were originally 47 cabins which housed the workers who built Catcleugh Reservoir and their families. When the dam was finished all but one of the cabins was demolished. The remaining hut was used as an office and store and was finally abandoned in the 1950s. It was restored in the 1980s and is now a visitor centre. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N108
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness

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